Notes from the ed­i­tor, plus meet our con­trib­u­tors

Halliday - - Contents - Amelia Ball

This is­sue, we do ex­actly that, thanks to James Halliday and Camp­bell Mat­tin­son each shar­ing their 25 stand­out reds. For this an­nual edi­tion, James chooses wines priced over $30, while Camp­bell fo­cuses on those $30 and un­der. This time though, just six of James’ wines cost more than $40, with two com­ing in over $50, pre­sent­ing what we think is our best-value Great Reds yet. Scour these wines to un­cover your new favourites, from top Aussie pinot noir and shi­raz to lo­cal tem­pranillo, mal­bec, san­giovese and be­yond.

We also shine a light on caber­net sau­vi­gnon in this is­sue, and fea­ture some lighter-style Ger­man and Aus­trian reds. We take a closer look at the star New South Wales wine re­gion of Mudgee, as well as thriv­ing Marl­bor­ough in New Zealand, plus we re­port on some of the must-visit bars in Ber­lin. We also sit down with Kerri Thomp­son of Wines by KT in the Clare Val­ley to hear her ap­proach to wine­mak­ing, as well as som­me­lier Jane Lopes, who heads up the wine side of cel­e­brated Mel­bourne restau­rant At­tica.

As al­ways, James Halliday shares 100 tast­ing notes up the back of the mag­a­zine, and our mini guide in­side presents some of the lat­est and great­est white wines, cov­er­ing a broad range of prices and styles from around the coun­try. We hope it all leads you to a stack of new wines to en­joy with fam­ily and friends.

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